Keeping track of employee’s attendance is vital to the success of any business. Attendance is a significant indicator of the overall health of any company. Whether employees are consistently tardy, call out often without notice, or work well after closing time, they can cause a chain of events that derail the company’s goals. For example, employees that have frequent, unplanned absences affect workflow and can delay projects. Conversely, employees that clock 60-hour work weeks on a regular basis run the risk of burnout, which stymies productivity.
Tracking employee attendance is also vital for several other office functions including timely payroll, accurate enforcement of attendance and leave policies, and ensuring compliance with labor and leave laws. Implementing a mobile absence management solution can help improve attendance tracking in the following ways:
- Streamlines leave requests. Antiquated systems that require employees to contact their direct supervisor when they need to call out of work or submit leave requests are slow and faulty. This requires the manager to route the request to HR, which can rapidly become hectic and confusing with multiple departments to handle. With a mobile application, employees can log their unplanned leave when they’re sick or submit vacation requests all in one location. This simplifies the process, eliminates delays, and allows HR to see all relevant data in one convenient location.
- Reduces paperwork. Eliminating the paperwork element of submitting a leave request has several benefits. It saves time for employees and management as it reduces the need to print a document, fill it out by hand, walk it over to management for approval, etc. Submitting electronic requests removes this time-consuming process.
- Saves money. Reducing paperwork doesn’t only save time, it saves money as well. Employees and managers gain back the time they would have otherwise spent submitting and processing leave requests to focus on their main tasks instead. Mobile absence tracking can also identify trends like departments with frequent tardiness or an employee with questionable attendance. Pinpointing these issues allows employers to take action before these unwanted behaviors begin affecting employee morale, productivity, and profits.
- Simplifies scheduling. Managing leave requests for multiple departments, particularly when the requests come through several channels and sources, is a major challenge for HR and company management. Managers may approve leave requests based on incomplete calendars, which can cause issues for time-sensitive projects. By centralizing attendance, absences, and leave requests in one location, companies can reduce scheduling chaos and miscommunication.
With all the new challenges COVID-19 has created for businesses, tracking absences shouldn’t be one of them. Contact the experts at Actec to learn more about how our absence tracking mobile app can help your company.